is Northern Ireland
’s largest independent bakery and supplies a wide range of traditional Irish breads
to supermarkets throughout the United Kingdom
has over 450 employees in their production site and they bake over 1 million loaves and morning goods every week
Irwin’s Bakery was founded in 1912 in the Co. Armagh town of Portadown, by W.D. Irwin as a grocery retailer. W.D. Irwin's wife and sister-in-law were talented home-bakers, who began to bake cakes and bakery items for the shop. Soon additional bakers were employed to cope with the increasing trade. In 1963 Irwin's launched Nutty Krust, their distinctive brand of plain or batch bread which has gone on to become one of Northern Ireland's favourite grocery products.
25% of Irwin's products are sold in Great Britain, 12% in the Republic and the rest is sold in Northern Ireland.
- Irish Times Business Section
- Irwin's Bakery Website